Bachelor of Biomedical Sciences (Hons) JPT/BPP(MQA/PA5197)08/20

The Bachelor of Biomedical Sciences (Honours) at QIUP is a comprehensive programme which aims at training the students in various disciplines of medical sciences. The four years training provides students the opportunity to acquire sound fundamental skills that are integral to research in medical-related fields.

The course also provides an in-depth understanding of laboratory safety issues, principles of experimental design, theory and practical application of modern research techniques preparing them for new and innovative ways to diagnose medical illnesses.

The students are also equipped with knowledge of bioinformatics, bioethics, legal aspects of biomedical practice and entrepreneurial skills in order to prepare them for the future challenges.

QIUP Biomedical programme provides the students with a systematic understanding of the fundamentals of human biology, including a coherent and detailed knowledge of biochemistry, pharmacology, and the pathophysiology of disease.

The curriculum helps the students to attain a level of conceptual understanding in their research projects and other laboratory work which enables them to formulate and develop hypotheses and solve problems using relevant, cutting-edge techniques. Through group work of information gathering, literature reviewing, reports writing, poster and oral presentations, the students will acquire the ability to an in-depth learning of scientific writing and communication skills.

Our graduates will be equipped to pursue careers in the diverse fields related to health, scientific research, and more broadly in the industries and the public sectors.

Career Opportunities

  • Clinical Biochemist
  • Molecular Geneticist
  • Forensic Scientist
  • Microbiologist
  • Immunologist
  • Haematologist
  • Toxicologist
  • Research Scientist
  • Bioinformatician

Programme content

The following courses are offered in Bachelor of Biomedical Sciences (Hons) (JPT/BPP(MQA/PA5197)08/20) programme:

Matapelajaran Pengajian Umum (MPU) Local

  • Hubungan Etnik
  • Communication Skills / Bahasa Kebangsaan A
  • Malaysian Economy
  • Community Service


  • Bahasa Melayu Komunikasi 2
  • Malaysian Studies
  • Communication Skills
  • Malaysian Economy
  • Community Service
University Courses
  • Professional Communication I
  • Professional Communication II
  • Understanding Human Behaviour
  • Co-Curriculum Activities

Compulsory course

YEAR 1 Semester 1

  • Introduction to Biology
  • Human Physiology I
  • Chemistry I
  • Lab Techniques and
  • Instrumentations

Semester 2

  • Human Physiology II
  • Chemistry II
YEAR 2 Semester 3

  • Microbiology
  • Pathology
  • Biochemistry

Semester 4

  • Biomedical Ethics
  • Medicinal Chemistry
  • Molecular Biology
  • Research Methodology
  • Personal and Professional Development
YEAR 3 Semester 5

  • Pharmacology I
  • Neurophysiology
  • Human Genetics & Genomes
  • Biophysics
  • Basic Haematology

Semester 6

  • Toxicology
  • Bioinformatics
  • Biostatistics
  • Medical Parasitology
  • Epidemiology
YEAR 4 Semester 7

  • Antimicrobial & Chemotherapy
  • Pharmacology II

Semester 8

  • Transfusion Medicine
  • Law for Health Professionalism
  • Immunology
  • Histopathology
  • Bio entrepreneurship

Minimum entry requirements

Malaysian University English Test (MUET)



Band 3





Unified Examination Certificate (UEC) Pass with a minimum of Grade B in five (5) subjects including Biology, Physics / Mathematics, Chemistry
General Certificate of Education Advanced (”A”) Level or

equivalent qualification

A minimum Grade D in two (2) of the following subjects:

  • Biology
  • Physics / Mathematics
  • Chemistry
Matriculation /

Pre-University / Sijil Tinggi Persekolahan Malaysia (STPM) programme or equivalent

Pass with minimum GPA 2.33 in two (2) of the following subjects:

  • Biology
  • Physics / Mathematics
  • Chemistry
Recognised Diploma in related field Minimum CGPA 2.75


CGPA less with than 2.75 with minimum of 3 years (36 months) working experience in the related field.

Other Qualifications Other equivalent qualifications recognised by the Malaysian Government

English Proficiency for Foreign Student: IELTS – 6.0 / TOEFL (550) paper-based or equivalence

Mode of Study: Full-time and Part-time

Full-time: 4 years.
Part-time: 6 years.

Student’s ability is gauged through continuous assessments, final year examination and research project report. The continuous assessment comprise of essay, presentation, tests and mid-semester examination.